Denny Bautista Rumors

Pirates Acquire Denny Bautista

According to Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Pirates acquired 27 year-old reliever Denny Bautista from the Tigers today for 23 year-old minor league reliever Kyle Pearson.

Bautista seems like a reasonable project for the Bucs to toss into the back of their bullpen.  Bautista averages 94-95 mph with his fastball, but five organizations have already given up on him. 

Odds and Ends: Bautista, Uehara, Pavano

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Denny Bautista Designated

To make room for Joel Zumaya, the Tigers designated reliever Denny Bautista for assignment today.  Jon Paul Morosi says the Tigers tried to make a deal in advance but couldn’t do it.

Bautista, 25, has already been with five organizations.  He hasn’t had much success, but he can throw hard.

Denny Bautista To Tigers For Jose Capellan

Jon Paul Morosi has the scoop – the Tigers and Rockies are close to completing a swap of relievers.  The Tigers would send Jose Capellan to the Rockies for Denny Bautista.

Bautista, 25, was acquired by the Rockies from the Royals in the Jeremy Affeldt swap at the 2006 trading deadline.  He’d been a starter for much of his career.  He was promising in Triple A in ’07 but control problems persisted.

You may recall there was a Jose Capellan derby last summer after the Brewers demoted him to Triple A.  The Rockies were interested then, too.  He turns 27 in January and didn’t do much this year.  Perhaps the Rockies will be more inclined to let LaTroy Hawkins leave now.